Chris_Baker, on 18 April 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:
There will be papers from an inquest about this case. Why not look them up? That's really the only way to determine anything factual about this man's death.
I have repeatedly refrained from doing this as the purpose of my initial thread was to draw from others examples of reactions to mobilization, the more extraordinary the more potenially interesting. Somewhere along the way the focus of attention has turned towards the individual circumstances of Edward Cadogan's friend's batman and away from the general trawl I had hoped for. I felt the facts we did have were sufficient to stimulate interest in others; he was warned for ammunition and he did pretty quickly thereafter "blow out his brains" after his officer had then requested his sword.
Sensitivity to the decendants of the family of the soldier cited was my primary reason for not delving too far into the particulars of his case, after all Cadogan chose not to name him, but perhaps I need to reflect on this if I wish to continue participating in this particular thread. Cake and eating it may not be the option I had wished for.